That is, if you pick up a copy of The Metropolitan, available everywhere on Auraria Campus. There are coupons inside for both Yellow Feather and Growler Records. It looks like this:
Clip it out!
I’ll be closed this week on Thursday, because I’m gonna have a good meal with my family. Not because I believe in the pilgrims’ mythology, but because I love my family and I need a day off. Likewise I’ll be closed on Friday in observation of Buy Nothing Day. Again, I’d rather stay home and spend time with my loved ones eating some more food, than appeal to you as a consumer who might give me your money. Instead I encourage you to spend this week as you best see fit and invite you to visit Growler Saturday or Sunday for good listening times and some conversation.
Here are a few suggestions for conversation topics:
The Wampanoag were the people who first met the pilgrims. Today there are very few of them because the pilgrims were only the first of the new arrivals from Europe that demanded the land and then resorted to cheating, stealing and murdering to get it. Learn a lot more about this still surviving nation here.
And, if you want more reason to be disgusted with the corporate consumer machine, check out this very recent article about Target workers petitioning not to have to work on Thanksgiving.
Or remember the Wal-mart employee who was trampled to death on Black Friday by eager shoppers in 2008.
(I know it might seem strange to advertise a coupon for my retail outlet while asking you to critically examine buying anything at all. Maybe the apparent contradiction, alone, will spark good conversation as I’m always willing to look at the intersections of participating in capitalism while hating it at the same time.)